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Make sure all machine safety guards are in place at all times so that moving parts aren’t a danger to you and others working nearby.

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Workplace injuries can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers nationwide pay almost $1 billion each week to cover workers’ compensation costs. In order to prevent workplace accidents and minimize these expenses for your company, you need to be proactive in identifying the health… Read more »

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When using knives or cutters, be sure to point the blade away from yourself when cutting. Make sure no body parts are in the cutting path. When not in use, make sure all blades are covered and store your knife or cutter in a safe location.

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It’s hard to know where to start when you’re looking for a job. If you haven’t outlined a plan or narrowed down a field, you can waste a lot of time—time that could be spent earning money if you could just snag the perfect job in your desired field. But now that the summer lull… Read more »

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Use kneepads when stocking low shelves or kneeling for long periods.

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Annual performance reviews are a crucial part of employee development. It’s a great opportunity to discuss job performance, set goals for professional development, establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission, and discuss expectations and accomplishments. Here are some tips and some links for effective employee performance reviews. 5 Tips For Running Great Reviews Tip… Read more »

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Learn to recognize heat-related illnesses, because exposure to extreme heat can cause organ damage, stroke and even death. Symptoms of heat illness vary but may include dry skin, high body temperature, red skin or rash, rapid pulse, dizziness and confusion.

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Clean up or report all spills, leaks, and wet areas immediately.

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Finally, winter is thawing and we can relax and enjoy the warmer temperatures! But summer can be one of the most dangerous times of year, particularly for those who work laborious jobs outside. Workers in construction, landscaping, agriculture, and utilities are all at risk for heat illnesses. And they can affect anyone, regardless of age… Read more »

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If you work around forklifts, pay attention! The driver may not see you.